Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Roy Russell Buckley

Portage, Indiana

April 22, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
24 Army Spc

685th Transportation Company

Hobart, Indiana

Killed when he exited the passenger compartment of a military truck he was riding in, climbed into the trailer and did not return. He was discovered lying on the side of the road with serious injuries. Medical aid was summoned and he was pronounced dead.
AP News

In his last letter home, Roy Buckley wrote of the anguish he felt for the children of Iraq, and of his pride in being a soldier. "The kids here are so sad. I give them as much food as possible," he wrote. Buckley , 24, of Hobart, Ind., died April 22 in a fall from a military truck while dispensing meals and water to Iraqis.

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